TFP understands the importance of food accessibility and security to combat zero hunger, especially amongst the vulnerable community in Malaysia. Therefore, in 2017, we partnered up with The Lost Food Project (TLFP) to donate excess food stocks from 19 of our stores to support underserved and vulnerable communities.
In April 2020, we donated foods that were not keen to be purchased the customers such as near to expiration dates, wilted vegetables or indented fruits were given to feed the animals in National Zoo. This initiative may indirectly improve nutritional status of the animals and its well-being.
Highlights and achievements:
In 2020, we have donated a total of 11,851kg of excess food, equivalent to serving 33,859 meals;
Total amount of excess food that has been donated since 2017 is 38,184kg equivalent to 109,096 meals served;
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, we launched a new initiative in April 2019 to allow our BITES points members to donate their loyalty points to TLFP. The BITES points members can easily donate 500 points, equivalent to RM5.00 at a time. Each donation provides 25 meals and support the operational costs of TLFP to enable more food to be distributed to the affected communities, and
A total of 18,000kg surplus food were saved from being end up in landfills and ensure there is an adequate supply of food for the zoo animals.
Our highlights and achievements contribute directly and indirectly to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) particularly SDG2-Zero Hunger and SDG17-Partnership for the Goals.